Published on August 1st, 2019 | by Nina Pulley
Gospel Round-Up | 7/21/2019 – 7/28/2019
Jekalyn Carr Announces Praise in the Park Celebration Live Recording
Praise in the Park, which will be held on October 5th this year, is celebrating its fifteenth year and will feature Jekalyn Carr as the headliner. Carr will be recording a live album at the celebration, which we can assume will be available not too long after the event, perhaps before the end of 2019. The event has taken place in Atlanta, Georgia, a city with one of the largest African-American populations in the country, since 2004 and has since been hosted by Atlanta’s Praise Inspiration Station MyPraise 102.5 FM. Tickets are available at the radio station’s Instagram, @praise1025.
Bishop Hezekiah Walker to Perform at The Gathering
The Gathering, organized by Bishop Walker through the Pentecostal Churches of Jesus Christ, an organization created in 1993 and headquartered in NYC, will be taking place on Monday, July 29th on 108th Avenue, Jamaica, New York. Bishop Walker will be headlining the event, and Bishops S.Y. Younger and Darius Nixon, as well as Pastors Monique Williams and Jason Hendrickson will be preaching and possibly performing at the event. In addition to the event, a gathering in Orlando will be taking place August 21st through 24th, entitled “Holy Convocation: The Covenant Keepers Gathering,” certainly not the first (nor the last) of its kind.
Kirk Franklin Tribute Video Compiled by Gospel Artists
Posted on several gospel artists’ official Instagram pages, an appreciation video entitled L E G E N D has been created to recognize Kirk Franklin’s legacy in gospel music. Since his beginnings, from before his album release in 1993 of Kirk Franklin and the Family, to the recent release of Long Live Love, Franklin has created gospel hits since before some of us were born. Anthony Brown, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, and eight more gospel singers and performers are featured in the video, remarking upon his leadership, mentorship, musicianship and other aspects of his personality and work ethic that have impacted the industry and themselves personally. The video is being released at the start of his tour, and was played during the Charlotte stop of the Long Live Love Tour, and Love Theory’s 25th week on top of gospel charts.
Gospel Power Couple J.J. and Trina Hairston Release Book, New Music
The couple has released a book entitled, “A Miracle Marriage,” a reflection on love and the success of their relationship from the perspective of being with one another for twenty-five years. In a time where relationships and their meaning is constantly being contested and defied in popular culture and media, they voice a unique perspective rooted in their faith. They also released a new album called Miracle Worker, available on iTunes and other platforms.